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AUtigR24
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Does Anyone Game Online with Satellite Inernet?


They have packages of 10, 20, and 40G per month allowance, and I was wondering how time spent playing online would chew into your overage. I know I have 4G per month on my phone plan and my wife and I never come close to going over. That includes a lot of youtube / pandora. I spend a lot of time playing ps3 / ps4 online though does anyone have knowledge on the subject?






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stout
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No way you can do it with the latency issues of satellite.





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ShoeBang
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be prepared to rage out when you see kill cams on COD





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SG_Geaux
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No way you can do it with the latency issues of satellite.



Don't even bother trying. You are talking 800-1200 ms latency and higher.



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stout
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You would be better off seeing if they have 4G in the area and getting a range extender to bring the signal into your home.

There are packages out there that have everything you need.






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SG_Geaux
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You would be better off seeing if they have 4G in the area and getting a range extender to bring the signal into your home.



This. With 4G you may be able to get under 200ms ping times. Still not good, but playable.






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taylork37
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You would be better off seeing if they have 4G


Is the latency with 4G even playable?






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stout
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I bet you can game on 4G LTE no problems if it is really as fast as they claim.





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stout
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Yes, I know people that play on it. You will never get P2P host but it's manageable.

About his only option unless he wants to pay for a T3 line to be ran to his house.



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SG_Geaux
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I bet you can game on 4G LTE no problems if it is really as fast as they claim.



Highly dependent on signal strength.

Just ran a ping to Google on my Surface Pro on my AT&T 4G Hotspot, and got 66 ms.



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AUtigR24
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interdasting





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stout
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66 isn't bad at all though.

I game on DSL with 30-40

I wish I could get better but it's the only option I have in BFE.






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SG_Geaux
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66 isn't bad at all though.



Anything under 100ms is good for gaming.






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Sidbarret
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I moved to this island in the middle of nowhere. Before I figured out how to get comcast I would game on 3G with a signal repeater. I could get about 150ms ping on that. I briefly tried 4G without the repeater and I could get anywhere from 50-200ms. It was very inconsistent. If you take the 4G route spend the money and get a repeater and antenna to boost your signal strength. It will be very playable. On a side note: gaming over a wireless network doesn't use very much data at all for your basic online multiplayer.





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LewDawg
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I almost had satellite Internet installed but I'm getting a WISP tower installed. A 70 foot tower attached to the house. I'm gonna add all kinds of antennas to that bitch too. frick limited slow Internet.





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stout
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Who will your service be with on the WISP?

There is a local company there?

I want to start one here where I live so bad but not sure about making that sort of investment.

Now if I could get some of that grant money Obama earmarked for extending the nations high speed internet to people that don't have it I would be all over it.






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StraightCashHomey21
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i know people who have tried and its a disaster, for some people out here who live in some random german village thats the only choice they have, b/c the wait to get cable installed can take 6+ months





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Tactical1
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Anyone that has ever had satellite internet (at least that I know) Doesn't have anything good to say about it.

Most of the time they only have it because that is their only option of internet.



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Brian Wilson
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Not worth it. The smallest cloud in the sky with disrupt your signal. And it's slow as hell.





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AUtigR24
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Spoke with a rep from the ISP and he said if I planned on gaming and streaming video that I would go over my allotted 20G in the first week

Needless to say Satellite is out.






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